Venue, transport and parking

Our venue

The Derby Award Ceremonies are held at the iconic Derby Arena on Pride Park.

Derby Arena

Transport and parking

Please plan and allow plenty of time for your journey. Pride Park can become congested at peak times.

There is limited parking at the venue but alternative car parking is available in Derby City Centre, which is a short taxi or bus journey to the venue. The local bus services: Park and Ride4 and 4A run from the Derby Bus Station on the Morledge and take eight minutes to the venue. It is then a one-minute walk to the venue. 

Train services will be available on the day and there will be a free shuttle bus service to the venue from the Pride Park exit at Derby train station. The shuttle buses will return to the train station when the ceremony has ended.

There will be a taxi rank situated at the back of Derby Arena in the car park.

Please note that local parking charges may apply in some instances. We encourage you to car share if possible to help avoid congestion in the area.

The full postal address of Derby Arena is:

Derby Arena
Royal Way
Pride Park
DE24 8JB

Disabled parking is available at Derby Arena. You will need your blue badge visible in your windscreen.

Graduation parking options

To prebook for your graduation parking, you will be able to purchase your Graduation parking online closer to the time. This will ensure you have booked a space for the day/time of your ceremony and avoid any disappointment. 

There will also be some pay and display machines at the arena. We recommend you arrive slightly earlier to avoid missing a space.

Should you wish to park for longer or to park closer to the city centre, more information on alternative car parking can be found on the Derby City Council website

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